The First Doctor
Exactly what it says on the tin. Before this chap, there was no Doctor. William Hartnell first portrayed The Doctor in 1963 as sometimes jovial, occasionally curmodgeon, super clever elderly gentleman who would sometimes stray into the territory of bumbly Mr Magoo. He travelled around space and time with his granddaughter, then dumped her in post-apocalyptic London and went off on more adventures on which he solicited the company of a number of surrogate granddaughters. What a dude!
The Doctor says farewell to two trusted companions, but first they battle Desert Squids, Frankenstein’s Monster, Dracula and Spherical Daleks.
The Doctor, Barbara, Ian and not-short-for-Victoria unfreeze on Xeros, are about to be frozen again, and then help some kids kill lots of grownups.
Has it been half a century already? I joined über-fans Gina and JD to chat about the con, cosplay, panel talks and The Night/Day of the Doctor.
The troupe arrive in 12th century Palestine where Doc steals clothes, Ian is knighted, Vicky is inconsequential and Barb gets kidnapped (as usual)
Doc & Co team up with butterflies and Rastafarian centipedes to battle man-sized ants, laser-nosed DustBusters and a giant wig from outer space
The Doc & Friends sport togas, eat grapes and commit murder, not to mention meet Emperor Nero himself, in this glorious serial
The Doctor, Barbara and Ian rescue a surrogate granddaughter from the clutches of a madman on the planet Dido
Daleks have invaded the Earth! Thank goodness The Doctor’s accidentally piloted the troupe right smack into the centre of it all.
Doc & Co turn into thimble-sized tree-huggers and match wits with giant matchboxes and murderers in this prop-fuelled serial.